How Did the Illusion of Ego Begin?

How Did the Illusion of Ego Begin?


DEVOTEE: Beloved Master, I always have this question, what was the purpose for this whole event of separation to have occurred? I always wanted to ask this question – why? Why did it have to happen? I don’t understand

AVATARA ADI DA: You see, you ask the question from a point of view presuming yourself to be separate and engaging in the exercise of naive realism, just presuming being a body mind and seeing reality from that point of view, and forth, and so you ask this question, you see. If you practiced to the point of Realization, and could take all of reality into account, were not merely fastened in that presumption of separateness, fastened to an organism – and then ore if you hvve that question, you see.

The source of the question is not looking at all reality and coming up with a notion The source of the question is divorced from reality, “How did all this separateness, all this blah-blah-blah, how did this occur?”, you see. You presume that it has occurred and that it has occurred in the form that you perceive it to exist, which is an illusion based on a gesture ignorant to organism life, you see.

There is No Dilemma